Religion - Speakers and Topics

November 30, 2012

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, Pastor Rachel Black will give the sermon at the 10 a.m. communion service Sunday. The topic will be Bethlehem’s Promise. Madison Gaines will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean’s topic will be One Day at a Time at the 9 a.m. service Sunday. The chancel choir will sing. The Atkinson family will light the Advent wreath. Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church, Chewsville, Pastor Linda Warehime will preach at the 8:45 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services Sunday. Her topic will be Soon? Communion will be served. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. Children’s church available.

Blair’s Valley First Church of God, Sunday at 10:45 a.m., Pastor Bob Stone will speak on What Will You Give/Get for Christmas? Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship at 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday at 7 p.m. Caroling at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.


Boonsboro First Christian Church, Boonsboro, Pastor Dean Miller will preach on What Time Is It, Mister Wolf? at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Bridge of Life, Terry King will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Go to

Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, Pastor Len Smith will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on Committed to Christ’s Commission. Patrick Wildeson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Remembrance of three Church of the Brethren missionaries who disappeared in China 75 years ago will follow the sermon. Wednesday programs at 6:45 p.m.

Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Pastor Wesley Boyer will give the sermon Mighty God at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church, Interim Pastor Stephanie Steele will speak on Look Up at the 8:15 communion service with the Praise Singers and 10:15 a.m. communion service with the Praise Choir this Sunday. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Christ’s Reformed Church UCC, the Rev. Joan Evans will speak at the 9:30 a.m. communion service Sunday on It’s About Time! Larry Sprankle will be the liturgist and Judy Bowman will give the children’s message. Church school for all ages at 11 a.m.

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, Cavetown, the Rev. Terry Foor’s sermon topic will be Immanuel: God is with Us, at the 10:30 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.

Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be God the Only Cause and Creator. Sunday school for young people up to age 20 meets at 10:30 a.m. during worship. First and third Wednesdays, services at 7:30 p.m. at The Reading Room, which is open one hour before and after services.

Church of Christ in the Great Valley, Boonsboro, Paul Toothman will speak Sunday at 10 a.m. on Prophecy Fulfilled. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. The midweek service will resume after the first of the year. For transportation, call 301-799-9174.

Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Timothy Leighton will lead the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Road Signs for the Journey. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m.

Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. The topic will be Faith in the Face of Fear. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Be Our Guest breakfast will follow the 10:45 a.m. service. Midweek Advent service Wednesday at 7 p.m., preceded by soup and sandwich dinner at 5:45 p.m.

Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renée L. Mackey will preach at the 10 a.m. service Sunday on Jesus, The Branch of Jesse. Sunday school held during worship.

Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will give the sermon Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. The topic will be Waiting. The Rev. Craig and Mary Jones will be worship leaders and light the Advent candle.

Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:35 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on Why Do We Need a Shepherd? Ray Kline will be the worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randall S. Reid will preach at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on Waiting, Expecting, Anticipating the Coming of the King. Go to

First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on A Birth Announcement at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

First Christian Church, the sermon topic for the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services will be Handel’s Messiah. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m.

Germantown Church of God, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak at the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. His topic will be The House That God Built. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children’s church at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark will speak on Grace Card at the 6 p.m. Bible study. Children’s activities at 6 p.m.

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